In this insightful talk, Alex Ellis, delves into the synergies between containers and MicroVMs, showcasing how they can work together to optimize software deployment and performance. Alex shares their personal experiences and the evolution of container technology, emphasizing the benefits and efficiency it brings to the software development lifecycle. They then introduce MicroVMs, explaining their niche in providing kernel-level isolation for multi-tenancy scenarios and highlighting real-world applications and performance improvements achieved with this technology. Alex concludes with a discussion on integrating MicroVMs into existing systems, the future prospects of serverless computing, and the potential of MicroVMs in secure, sandboxed environments.